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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Controlling Communications (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Define and Sequence Activities (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Estimate Resources and Durations (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Develop and Control the Schedule (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Managing Project Communications (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


Controlling Communications (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

A project manager is the communication hub through whom all project information flows. A project manager may receive and distribute dozens of messages per day. Customers, suppliers, project team members, and company executives all rely on the project manager for up-to-date information. Controlling these communications is critical to the project, and it's the project manager's responsibility to ensure that the planned flow of project communications continues so that the needs of both the project stakeholders and the project itself are met. This course emphasizes the importance of the Control Communications process and guides the learner through the tools and techniques that can be used for controlling communications throughout the life of a project. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. It will also assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® Certification Exam. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • identify the characteristics of the Control Communications process
  • recognize how work performance data, the issue log, and project communications act as inputs to the Control Communications process
  • describe how the project management plan and organizational process assets are used in the Control Communications process
  • recognize how information management systems are used to control communications
  • recognize how expert judgment and meetings are used to control communications
  • identify outputs of the Control Communications process
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Control Communications process

Define and Sequence Activities (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Properly defining and sequencing project activities allows a project manager to answer two basic scheduling questions: what activities are required to develop the end product, and how should the activities be sequenced for optimal results? The first step in developing a reliable project schedule is identifying project activities and their interrelationships. This course covers defining and sequencing project activities in the project management discipline, and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will be provided with an overview of the Project Time Management Knowledge Area and the interrelation with the Process Groups. The course also explores project activities and activity attributes, and the method of developing network diagrams, including dependency determination and identifying leads and lags. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work in their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • match processes in the Project Time Management knowledge area to their respective Process Groups
  • recognize the role of each of the tools and techniques that are used to create the schedule management plan
  • match the components of a schedule management plan with corresponding information
  • recognize information that's found in the inputs to the Define Activities process
  • identify the tools and techniques of the Define Activities process
  • choose the appropriate Define Activities technique to use for a given project
  • recognize the roles that the activity list and activity attributes play in managing a project
  • recognize the roles that the milestone list plays in managing a project
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Plan Schedule Management and Define Activities processes
  • identify the purpose of sequencing project activities
  • match the inputs to the Sequence Activities process to the types of information they supply when creating a project schedule network diagram
  • recognize the nature of dependencies between project activities
  • match types of precedence relationships with their descriptions
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Sequence Activities process

Estimate Resources and Durations (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Resources, such as people, materials, equipment, facilities, and money, are required throughout the entire project life cycle. Determining resource requirements is critical to successful project time and cost management. The ability to estimate the duration of each project activity is equally essential. It is not enough to know what needs to be done and what resources are required. A project manager must know how much time it will take to complete each activity. This course covers estimating activity resources and durations in the project management discipline and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will be provided with an overview of establishing resource requirements, sources of activity duration information, and methods of estimating activity durations. Some of the duration estimating techniques taught in this course include analogous estimating, parametric estimating, and using three-point estimates. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work in their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • identify the purpose of the Estimate Activity Resources process
  • recognize examples of the inputs to Estimate Activity Resources process
  • match tools and techniques with examples of their uses in estimating activity resources
  • recognize the principles of using the bottom-up estimating technique
  • recognize the importance of including assumptions for activity resource estimates
  • describe a resource breakdown structure, given a scenario
  • match inputs with descriptions of how they are used to estimate activity durations
  • identify tools and techniques that provide high-level duration estimates
  • recognize the parametric estimating formula
  • recognize the three-point estimating formula
  • recognize examples of the outputs of the Estimate Activity Durations process
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Estimate Activity Resources and Estimate Activity Durations processes

Develop and Control the Schedule (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

The project schedule is critical to project management. It contains the planned start and finish dates for project activities and milestones. It also confirms which activities are dependent on others, therefore enabling the project manager to prioritize the order in which activities are to be completed. Developing the project schedule is an ongoing process throughout the project lifecycle, as there are many factors that can either accelerate or delay deliverables in a project. It is essential in successful project management to be able to quickly identify possible impacts, evaluate the effect on all project activities, and adjust the project activities as required to minimize risk. This course covers developing and controlling the project schedule in the project management discipline, and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will learn how to analyze activity sequences, durations, and resource and schedule constraints to create the project schedule. Learners will also calculate the critical path using a forward and backward pass, calculate the float, and calculate the critical chain in order to monitor progress and make changes to the project schedule as required. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information. It will enable learners to effectively put principles to work in their own organizations, and assist in preparing them for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • identify the elements of a typical project schedule
  • match the inputs to the Develop Schedule process with the role they play
  • identify tools and techniques used for the Develop Schedule process
  • recognize characteristics of the critical path and critical chain methods
  • determine start and finish dates for activities in a given network diagram
  • identify techniques used to shorten overall schedule duration
  • identify outputs of the Develop Schedule process
  • identify inputs to the Control Schedule process
  • perform earned value management calculations to assess a project’s schedule performance
  • match schedule control tools and techniques with their uses
  • recognize examples of the outputs of the Control Schedule process
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Develop Schedule and Control Schedule processes

Managing Project Communications (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

It is commonly said that up to 90% of a project manager's time is spent communicating, whether it's with external stakeholders, members of the project team, suppliers, or other managers within the organization. That speaks volumes about the important role of communication to a project. When communications break down, projects fail. When communications are good, the project is more likely to achieve its objectives. Healthy project communication means that the right people are getting the right information at the right time. They are able to make informed decisions. They understand what is going on and are able to proceed with their work. Communications management is one of the most essential functions of a project manager. Project managers need to plan out a strategy to ensure that needed information is gathered and produced efficiently. In this course, learners will learn how to plan and manage project communications. Learners will be introduced to best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • identify guidelines for planning an appropriate approach to project communications management
  • identify the inputs to the Plan Communications Management process
  • identify the types of information contained in an organizational chart and stakeholder register that will help you when performing a communication requirements analysis
  • calculate the potential number of communication channels for a project, given the number of stakeholders involved
  • identify the elements of the communication model
  • recognize the factors to consider when planning communication technologies
  • recognize examples of information contained in a communications management plan
  • recognize examples of the inputs to the Manage Communications process
  • identify the tools and techniques of the Manage Communications process
  • recognize examples of outputs of the Manage Communications process
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Plan Communications Management and Manage Communications processes
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Project Scheduling and Communication PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    267699
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $199